ABOUT MIKE
“DJ MEHOW” RICHARDS

Mike
Richards

DJ Mehow

Over the past decade, DJ Mehow has worked hard honing his craft of sonic composition, MC’ing and music production.

His journey began at Virgin Active, West London, which took him to Sir Richard Branson’s home, Necker Island. DJ Mehow lived on Necker for many years after Richard hand picked him to be the Resident DJ, keeping the celebrity island guests on their feet until sun up.

Among many noteworthy experiences, DJ Mehow has performed at Kate Moss’ 40th Birthday Bash, performed alongside Jimmy Buffet, Sean Paul, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Aloe Blacc, performed at Victoria Secret’s Halloween Party, performed at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for One Drop Foundation, DJ’d at Burning Man, held private engagements for Leonardo Di Caprio, Bono, Mike Tyson, Elon Musk, Larry Page, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Lopez & Aga Kahn, and of course, held a 5 Year DJ Residency on Necker.

After being personally touched and inspired by so many world leaders, DJ Mehow has shifted gears to share his gift of transformational music with as many of the right people as possible.

Two Great Gifts from
Necker Island

Finding the work of my life did not come easy to me. I had my lost years, 16-21, too much misbehaving. And then I had my seeking years. I did a solo trip around South America seeking fun and adventure, and something that might end all my lost years.

And 23-27, I had my “job” years, bouncing around being a tennis coach, which I was very good at, but which was something I did not love doing.

But then “destiny called” as they say. My friend calls me up and says, “Mike, how would you like to be a tennis coach on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island?”

It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Little did I know Necker Island was going to give me two unexpected gifts that would lead me to my work in the world.

The first gift happened during my first week on Necker. Richard’s son, Sam, had his birthday that week.

To celebrate they had a party going off on the beach, and celebrity English rapper, Dizzee Rascal, was spinning music for the crowd. Well, I’d been DJ’ing as a hobby and as a side hustle since I was 13. I’d performed 100 house parties and shows here and there, including a few radio spots, – so I couldn’t resist asking if I could step up and DJ a bit with Dizzee.

Next thing I know, I’m on stage with Dizzee, we’re trading back and forth, the crowd’s loving it, – and from that night on, I’m also Necker Island’s resident DJ!

The second gift happened more slowly.

I began to run the A.V. for key meetings that were happening on the island, at say a Virgin Unite meeting, a meeting of E.O. members, or Yanik Silver’s Maverick group of entrepreneurs. It exposes me to these incredible speakers talking about doing greater things with your life. It really fed my soul and began answering some of my own deepest questions.

And then the unexpected happened. In Yanik’s group, someone handed me the microphone and said, “Let’s hear from Mike.” In that moment, I went from being outside of the personal development experience, to very much in it.
And I loved it.

When I was 13, I put two turntables together and started to mash up music.

About 20 years later, my time on Necker put my love of DJ’ing together with my passion for personal development, and the mash-up of the two was blissful to me.

That’s how my time on Necker led me to understanding myself and what I loved doing. Today, the heart of my bliss is creating things that prompt joy and growth; music that puts people in flow, mash-ups that allow people to take home the inspiration they felt, experiences that are good for the soul. Creating these kinds of things is the great work of my life.

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